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  1. Rediscover the Nostalgia: Vintage and Obsolete Electronic Components
    Rediscover the Nostalgia: Vintage and Obsolete Electronic Components

    In the fast-paced world of technology, where cutting-edge gadgets dominate the market, it's easy to overlook the beauty and charm of vintage and obsolete electronic components. These hidden gems from the...

  2. Ode to the electronics shops!
    Ode to the electronics shops!

    What electronics hobbyist (of a certain age :-) ) didn't grow up with them? The Electronics parts stores that decades ago could be found in every self-respecting city. Walls lined with chests of drawers...

  3. Crystal housing and pins
    Crystal housing and pins

    Quartz crystals are used as a frequency standard in many vintage (military) radios, spy radio sets, covert radios, and even in modern computers. Over the years, a wide variety of crystals, with varying...

  4. Balun Tips
    Balun Tips

    Although ferrite cores do get used to wind baluns, powdered-iron

    rings are often more suitable because they are less likely to saturate and get less hot

    due to their lower losses.

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  5. Light Bulb Sockets
    Light Bulb Sockets

    In recent years a lot of bulb sockets have been created. Here is a nice overview.

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  6. Fake Parts
    Fake Parts
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